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Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Journalism University of Limerick

Ireland

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Course info

Summary

Overview

The MA in Journalism is a one year full-time, or two year part-time programme. Students will learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course. Students will also examine the role of journalism in society and study media law, as well as hearing leading Irish and international media commentators discuss current affairs.

Students taking the MA in Journalism will:

Get practical experience of ‘real-world’ journalism work by completing multi-media assignments for various types of platforms to deadline, while also developing a portfolio of professional journalism work

Be equipped with the high-level research skills essential to all kinds of journalism and develop a critical awareness of the role of journalism and media in society

Learn an appreciation of the ethical and legal issues in the profession and a critical understanding of how the media operates.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Journalism.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

€12,884.00 (11,42,378) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

06-Sep-21

Venue

University of Limerick

LIMERICK,

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma should normally possess a primary degree in any discipline with at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants should have a high standard of written English. No previous experience in journalism is necessary. However, applicants who have had articles published, or experience in broadcasting should include this in the application. Non-native speakers of English should have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 by the time of application.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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